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NY N006851

February 27, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 2915.90.2000

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

RE: The tariff classification of 4-Nitrophenyl chloroformate, CAS # 7693-46-1, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated January 23, 2007 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, 4-Nitrophenyl chloroformate, also known as Carbonochloridic acid, 4-nitrophenyl ester, is an aromatic ester of a derivative of formic acid indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 4-Nitrophenyl chloroformate will be 2915.90.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other: Aromatic. The rate of duty will be 5.5 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Stephanie Joseph at 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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